[whatwg] Add 'type' attribute to <mark>
pentasis at lavabit.com
Sat Nov 1 00:59:09 PDT 2008
> The spec already describes how to do footnotes:
Yes, but this is a theoretical explanation that does not provide a
consistent, practical solution.
>> As the <mark> element has different usages defined on it already why not
>> include a "type" attribute (or similar) that defines what it is used
>> for. One of these types would then be "footnote", others could be
>> (relating to what is already in the spec) "term", "highlight" etc. (I am
>> sure others would be much better at thinking up names than I am).
> That's what the "class" attribute is for.
Like I said before, I think class (and id) should be reserved for styling
and not be content/semantic related at all. It is strange how we all
advocate separation of the two but allow these attributes to encompass
descriptive values for both.
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